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December 11, 2023



SLPHS is offering an official administration of the ACT for all 11th grade students on:

Wednesday, March 6th 2024. 

The exam is free and no registration is necessary.

The ACT measures knowledge and skills in English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning. 

  • The test will be administered online using student issued chromebooks. This administration does NOT include the writing option. If you want to take the ACT with writing you will need to visit the ACT site to register.
  • Transportation will be provided.
  • The test begins at the start of the 1st hour - 8:25 am and will conclude by 12:30 pm for standard test takers.
  • Students with test accommodations may receive extended test time. Details will be provided prior to testing.
  • Free test prep is available on the ACT webpage. We encourage students to start preparing NOW.
  • Additional information to follow.

Teresa Petta

SLPHS Test Coordinator

[email protected]


On Friday, December 15th, our third month of Friday Flowers will be happening at the high school. Friday Flowers is an exciting way to celebrate the school year and bring joy to our SLP community! Buy a flower for a friend, staff, family or a special someone to show your appreciation and care for them! You can include a note or keep it anonymous! Flower prices range from $2-$10.

Have any questions? Contact Emma Engebretson ([email protected])


Tomorrow’s workforce will need more skills than ever before. That’s why this tour will immerse you in real-world experiences where you can focus on skills like communication, teamwork, and financial literacy. Kick things off by exploring Future Readiness in a Changing World at our inspiring leadership conference in Berlin. Then, let your voice be heard at London’s iconic Speaker’s Corner, build a budget at Borough Market, and dive into the inner workings of different start-ups and traditional jobs throughout Dublin and London.

Reserve your spot today!

Abigail Lugo

Business Teacher

[email protected]


December can be the time for stress and unawareness. You may even feel stuck or unmotivated during these colder months of the year. Get out of this funk by practicing mindful movement! Mindful movement focuses on slowing down and taking time to hear or discover what we are thinking and feeling. Taking a minute to pause allows us to reenergize and clear our mind. Whether you are looking to reduce anxiety, improve your athletic performance, or ignite gratitude, Change to Chill offers different poses and techniques to help us in our everyday lives. Here you will find just what you need to get unstuck, aware and calm.

Barb Nelson

Counselor & Natural Helpers Advisor

[email protected]


Have any questions? Contact Emma Engebretson ([email protected])


Interested? Complete this google form

More information available here

Hanna Anderson

[email protected]


Is your drawer packed with pens and pencils? Need to get rid of a few? Please consider donating them to the Media Center! We are always in need of more writing utensils. Thank you!

Caretakers, need to set up your account for PowerSchool or Schoology? Or don’t remember your password? Please follow this link for directions.

Alison Tsuchiya Theiler

Media Center Specialist

[email protected]


The National Day of Racial Healing is an opportunity for children, teens, neighbors and community members to learn about each other’s diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and lived experiences. All are invited to participate in the community conversation. This event is free and open to all ages. Registration opens, December 13.



Help Review What is Taught in Classrooms: Join the District Instructional Programs Advisory Council (DIPAC)

Want to help review what is taught in St. Louis Park Public Schools classrooms? We invite families to apply to join the District Instructional Programs Advisory Council (DIPAC).

You do not need any educational background to join. The Committee will review the process of our curricular and instructional program offerings.

  • Apply by December 22, 2023
  • No background required (just your interest to participate!)
  • Seeking diverse perspectives
  • Attend approximately 4 meetings (1.5 hours each)

DIPAC will strive to reflect the racial, gender, language, and ability balance of the school district and will actively recruit participants from underrepresented groups.

Learn more about DIPAC and what we hope to do.


Checkout our new activities today - registration is available online now. The catalog will arrive in St. Louis Park residents mailboxes in early December. 



Our Parent Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC) MIssion:

We partner to create a collaborative and inclusive learning environment for students, families and educators that fosters and embraces the brilliance of the St. Louis Park community.

Parents and Caregivers, sharing our most recent list of volunteer opportunities. To learn more, please send a note at [email protected].

Be sure to check out our latest opportunities to give back to the St. Louis Park High School community.

Ways to help:

  • Thank you to everyone who signed up to volunteer for our Dec.12 blood drive!

All open positions were filled in record time and we are so thankful. If you’d like to hear directly about amazing volunteer opportunities like this, please send your email address to the PEAC at [email protected].

  • By donating 2-3 hours of your time, you can help support a luncheon for Staff Appreciation Week in May. Contact the PEAC to learn more.
  • Attend a Coffee with the Principal.


  • December 12, 3 - 3:30 p.m. 
  • March 4, 12 - 12:30 p.m.

Where: High School front office


  • It’s your opportunity to spend time with Principal LaNisha Paddock—she’ll share updates on timely topics and you can bring your questions.
  • Mark your calendar and attend our PEAC meetings, which will provide you with important updates from your Principal team and key department stakeholders. All meetings are from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m: 
  • January 8 - Zoom
  • April 16 - in person at the high school 

  • Treats for staff needed for Jan. 9 and 23 Please continue to show our staff how much you care by signing up to donate treats for staff - sign up here.
  • Urgent: The Robotics team needs your help! The team is looking for a new leader who will support the team in 2024 by helping students raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots. A new leader will have access to a very supportive community of team leaders from other schools. To learn more about this role, please contact Ken Rosen at [email protected].

  • Help ensure the senior party is a free event!

Please click the link below to sign up to sponsor:


If you are interested in being part of the PEAC, we’d love to have you join the team. Please send us a note at [email protected].

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!!

PEAC - Parent Engagement Advisory Committee

Roni Falck, Julie Yakes - Co-Chairs

Ben Schein - Treasurer

Jen Beach - Communications

6425 West 33rd St. | St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Phone: 952-928-6100 | Fax: 952-928-6113

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